Daily Archives: October 29, 2012

Manage your cow’s BSC going into winter

Manage your cow’s BSC going into winter

Dave Barz

Tri-State Livestock News

In our area most of the harvest is complete. We really saw some large yield swings, depending on the rain showers. Some corn made nothing while other areas made 50-60 bushels. The only thing we can say for sure is ‘Feed prices are high!” You must do everything you can to minimize feed costs while assuring adequate nutrition of your cows.

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If the election were today, would the food system win?

If the election were today, would the food system win?

Bovine Veterinarian

If consumers were voting on the way their food is produced, half the women would be undecided while 40 percent of men would favor the status quo. Overall, a recent survey showed a little more than one-third of people are undecided about today’s food system while the rest of the population is almost evenly split on whether it is on the wrong track or headed in the right direction.

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Clever cattle culling decisions bolster calf production, profits

Clever cattle culling decisions bolster calf production, profits

The Western Producer

As weaning time and pregnancy checking approaches, many cow-calf producers have to make decisions about which cows should be offered the early retirement option.

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Chemistry in the News — A Smelly Business

Chemistry in the News — A Smelly Business

Scienceblogs.com

Meat production stinks.  And I’m not referring to worries about bacterial contamination.  I mean it literally stinks.  Here’s the story.  Hold your nose.

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New Beef Association VP promises different approach, not message

New Beef Association VP promises different approach, not message

NATALIE MORRIS

The State Journal-Register

Drought and politics have created plenty of uncertainty for Illinois’ cattle industry.

But Reid Blossom, the new executive vice president of the Illinois Beef Association, said cattlemen should never have to wonder if they’re facing such issues alone.

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Drought takes toll on Kansas cattle industry

Drought takes toll on Kansas cattle industry

Dan Voorhis

The Wichita Eagle

The drought may have damaged the state’s corn and soybean crops most directly, but the bigger blow to the state economy comes against the much larger cattle industry.

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Climate-related emissions from feedyards monitored in AgriLife Research study

Climate-related emissions from feedyards monitored in AgriLife Research study

North Texas e-News

An accurate estimation of nitrous oxide and methane emissions from beef cattle feedlots is an increasing concern given the current and potential future reporting requirements for greenhouse gas emissions.

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Looking at Your Cattle a Practice for Production Success

Looking at Your Cattle a Practice for Production Success

Missouri Ag Connection

Successful beef cattle producers in southwest Missouri give varied responses when asked about their most important practices for success.

According to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension, most producers will stay things like forage production, genetic selection, health programs and effective marketing.

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Consumers’ appetite for grass-fed beef growing

Consumers’ appetite for grass-fed beef growing

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Georgina Gustin

Every Saturday at the Tower Grove Farmers Market in St. Louis, rancher Jeremy Parker brings in hundreds of pounds of beef – flanks, sirloins, briskets, ground – and at the end of the market day, most of it is sold.

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Temple Grandin: Ag must communicate better with the public

Temple Grandin: Ag must communicate better with the public

TMCnet.com

The conference room that had been filled with applause and laughter minutes earlier was now quiet, aside from workers rearranging tables and chairs, and Temple Grandin, having just delivered a well-received presentation on autism to a full house, leaned back in an office chair and shifted her focus to the other topic at the center of her life: the livestock industry.

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